Programs and Events Calendar
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS CALENDAR
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
On the winding road of history, knowledge for knowledge’s sake is no longer enough, knowledge must yield to the empowerment of people. Join Us! As We Celebrate The yearlong calendar of events celebrating the Historic Great Migration.
2017 PROGRAMS AND EVENTS CALENDAR
Black Metropolis Pullman Porter Great Migration Blues Trail Tour ( Ongoing )
Join us on the route that follows the Mississippi Blues Trail. Discover how the Blues became Electric. With each stop providing time to souvenir shop and meet the people keeping the dreams and heritage of the Promised Land alive. The scenic window motor coach starts in Bronzeville ending at the National APR Pullman Porter Museum at The Pullman National Monument.
Visit website for fee info greatmigrationtrail2016.eventbrite.com
Contacts: Harold Lucas and David Peterson
SECOND ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION June 18, 2017 Free
Assemble at the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
(Entrance on 104th Street Between Corliss & Maryland Ave)
PULLMAN PORTER DESCENDANTS FAMILY REUNION-SUMMIT GALA WEEKEND
National Descendants of African American Railroad Employees Summit to plan Descendants Family Reunion- Workshop-Recorded oral history-Pullman Porter Museum tours- Gala Dinner
Urban Renaissance Event Series Aug 14, 2017 4-8:p.m. (Inter-generational Musical Experience)
Hosted By Music Icon George Daniels
Re-Cycling History Great Migration Trail Ride Sept 5, 2017
The Re-CYCLING History ride is the launch of a modified bicycle ride, version of our Black Metropolis Pullman Porter Great Migration Blues Trail Tour. Designed to lower the barriers to outdoor recreation, it offers an exciting, interesting, and fun way to engage community to learn about both history and the environment, all tied directly to the South Lakefront region of Chicago. Our creative and innovative tour, the first in the United States that we know of to offer a program that intersects history, environment, and bicycles.
Gathering starts at Bronzeville visitor Center 3501 S. King Drive Contacts: Obi Reed and David Peterson email@example.com
GENTLE WARRIOR AWARDS GALA
April 16, 2017
Sunday August 28, 2017
Honoring The Brotherhood Weekend Gala Reception
LECTURES AND FILM SERIES
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle
To mark the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Marin Luther King delivered his legendary speech, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History have partnered is sponsoring Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle film series.
The purpose of this unique initiative is to introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America] the A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum will offer a [series of screenings, lectures, discussion forums, and scholarly presentations] The DATE OF THE FIRST SCREENING WILL BE IN OCTOBER. DATE TBA
FOCUS ON THE ARTS
This year we will begin taking a more in depth look into the lives of the descendants of African American Railroad Employees, by shining a light on various individuals. This will begin with our highlighting the Arts.
UPCOMING EVENTS FEATURE:
DESCENDANTS ART EXHIBITIONS FROM
Robert West (Grandson Of Pullman Porter)
Date to Be Announced
Robert West is America’s newest railroad illustrator. West is consistently on the road giving one-man art shows at railroad related events all over the country. In addition he gives lectures, slide presentations, as well as continues ongoing research to keep a visual record of the fast disappearing contemporary North American Railroad scene. It is in this capacity that he functions as a visual historian, bringing back memories to those, his age and older, while educating those his age and younger.